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Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:14:12 +0000hourly1https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.1By: Paul Baxter
Wed, 11 Sep 2002 21:38:49 +0000http://www.hornes.org/?p=110#comment-229Fair enough. Glad to hear about the prayer thing.
Wed, 11 Sep 2002 19:43:48 +0000http://www.hornes.org/?p=110#comment-228True enough, regarding my vagueness. It was somewhat intentional, since my goal in writing it was to keep the finer points of the activity grounded within a larger picture. I figured that numerous people would provide details, so I painted with a broader brush. My concern was that if I introduced my take on those details while still trying to paint the big picture, someone who disagreed with my details might be inclined to also disagree with my broader points.
Interestingly, I believe all of our current Sunday School classes begin with prayer along the lines of what you described.
I like all of your answers. The only problem is that you haven’t said much that gives concrete help in the planning process. Certainly you must have an opinion about question #2.
I’ve been thinking a little about adult ed in our church as I’m planning a class for next summer. One thing that really struck me was something I learned from my visit to the First Baptist Chuch in Waldorf, MD. In addition to being VERY friendly to visitors, what I liked is that they starterd the SS class with prayer requests, then the teacher prayed briefly for all the situations mentioned. This seemed very right to me. Often in group meetings the prayers are done, if at all, at the end and people feel pressed for time. By doing it at the beginning the teaching time is automatically bounded by the prayer time. Just a thought.